Nike sues Skechers… AGAIN?
Twins?… Nope! It’s a “Skecherizing” shoes by Skechers.
This is not the first time for Skechers being sued by Nike. The other two lawsuits are still pending. And that is, claimed Skechers copied Nike’s patented Nike Free and Flyknit designs while the other one is claiming Skechers aped the design for converse sneakers (a subsidiary of Nike).
“Nike claimed that the Manhattan Beach, Calif-based company’s purported copying strategy, described in the lawsuit as “Skecherizing,” or taking “inspiration from competitor products” is spearheaded by Skechers CEO Robert Greenberg in an attempt to gain market share”Source
A doppelganger it is! Both two popular design, Air Max 270 and Air VaporMax were “Skecherized”
“Nike filed this lawsuit to continue to defend its design innovation and stop Skechers from free-riding on Nike’s significant investment of talent and resources that are deployed to innovate,” Nike stated in the suit.
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So identical that the difference is just the logo itself!
Here are another two samples of the “Skecherized” shoes